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Beginning today at 2:20 p.m., Duke Energy will close the portion of Stadium Drive from Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Ave., to McDowell Drive in 15-minute increments until approximately 3:30 p.m. The periodic road closure is necessary to allow crews to install overhead power lines....Read more


A towering willow oak tree nicknamed “Broccolini” is the Wake Forest 2021 Tree of the Year.

Located on the Brooks Street side of the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., the “majestic” tree was the runaway winner in this week’s voting. Of the nearly 400 votes cast, “...Read more


Fred Smith Company, a contractor working at the future Legacy at Heritage, will periodically reduce to one lane with alternating two-way traffic the portion of Heritage Lake Road from Friendship Chapel Road to Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass Tuesday, May 11, through Saturday, May 29, from...Read more


During the week of May 10, the Town of Wake Forest will begin the process of converting to one-way traffic the portion of Wait Avenue from South Brooks Street to Roosevelt Avenue.

In December, the Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance converting the street from two-way to one-way...Read more


Town Manager Kip Padgett presented the Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget to the Board of Commissioners for consideration on Tuesday, May 4. Designed to reflect the goals and strategies...Read more


The Town of Wake Forest will temporarily reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic a portion of Durham Road in the vicinity of Oakwood Drive on Thursday, May 6, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The temporary closure is necessary to allow Wake Forest Power tree crews to prune tree limbs and branches...Read more


The Historic Preservation Program (HPP) is partnering with the Wake Forest Historical Museum to commemorate Preservation Month by offering two free webinars on Wake Forest history.

“Adventures with Old Houses” on Tuesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., will feature Wake Forest Historical Museum...Read more


During the week of May 10, drivers should expect delays along South Main Street/US 1A from Forbes Road to Selsey Drive each day from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Town crews will reduce the roadway to two lanes by shifting southbound traffic and removing the center turn lane. The traffic shift and lane...Read more


***UPDATE - One lane along northbound South Main/US 1A has reopened.

Northbound South Main Street/US 1A is closed in the vicinity of Ligon Mill Road following a three-car collision.

Wake Forest Police are directing traffic around the area. Motorists are advised to avoid...Read more


Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on the Ligon Mill Road Operational Improvements Project (LMROIP), will implement a traffic shift along Ligon Mill Road between South Main Street/US 1A and the entrance to Walmart on Tuesday, May 4. Traffic will be shifted to the newly widened portion of...Read more



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